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The Blog as Self-Reflection

Thursday, September 22, 2011      3 comments

Blogging tells the tale of my weight loss - mostly the challenges. It's incredible to look back and see that I have mostly blogged about the hidden challenges that I faced from day to day. I appreciate the running record of all of the reasons th... Read more

Life's Like That

Wednesday, September 21, 2011      2 comments

I'm tired. I have a sore knee. I am grieving the death of my uncle and I am trying to adjust to a new schedule at work. In short, I'm feeling REALLY sorry for myself!! What does that have to do with my diet? Everything! I don't want to pay ... Read more

Day 26?

Friday, September 16, 2011      0 comments

Hmmm...I'm not sure what happened. I missed a day. My last entry says that I posted it on Tuesday and today is clearly Thursday. Darn. I am over tired. I think being over tired is the second largest threat to my diet...socializing is first.... Read more

Day 24 - Hunger

Tuesday, September 13, 2011      2 comments

Hmmm...an odd thing has happened today, I got caught up in finishing my work and having after-the-meeting conversations with my colleagues and didn't manage to leave work until well beyond dinner time. I'm so hungry. I have already eaten 600 cal... Read more

Day 23 - More Work = Fewer Calories

Monday, September 12, 2011      1 comments

I was back to work for real today. Now, it's the end of the day, I'm ready for bed, and I still have 114 calories to get up to the minimum amount for the day. I'm definitely having a 'before bed snack' tonight but I haven't decided how I'm going... Read more

Day 22 - Eating IS a Social Event!

Sunday, September 11, 2011      2 comments

My biggest problem with food is that I have made a strong connection between food and social connection. I eat with friends. I eat with family. I make plans to go for lunch. I think it's part of my culture! I have just finished logging my l... Read more

Day 21 - Staying in Focus

Saturday, September 10, 2011      0 comments

When I get engaged in my work, I lose touch with food. I don't even think about it until I recognize feelings of hunger. I can't decide whether this phenomenon is part of the problem or part of the solution. I know it becomes part of my pr... Read more

Day 20 - Day 20??

Friday, September 09, 2011      2 comments

It is Day 20. Can you believe it? I still feel like I'm just getting to know my way around the site. On the other hand, I am almost starting to feel confident enough that I might be able to put the post-it note on my office door and let everyone... Read more

Day 19 - Leftover Storage System

Thursday, September 08, 2011      0 comments

Today's 'action item' from step 2 was to develop a leftover storage system. What an appropriate title for this time of year! My classes start on Monday, September 12th. When that happens, I will get a lot busier and it will be much more difficul... Read more

Day 18 - Suggested Serving Sizes

Wednesday, September 07, 2011      3 comments

Today's 'Action Item' is to pay attention to suggested serving sizes. Over time our serving sizes have become increasingly larger. The article suggests that we need to measure out single serving sizes to understand just how small a single servin... Read more

Day 17 - Portion Control

Tuesday, September 06, 2011      1 comments

I started "step 2" this morning. The first lesson and the focus for the first week of step 2 is "Portion Control". What a great topic! Today, I began by reading the first action item - Assemble a measuring kit. I am still trying to decide w... Read more

Day 16 - Long Weekend Monday

Tuesday, September 06, 2011      0 comments

Today, I drove home earlier in the day so that I had some time to mow the lawn, do my laundry, and generally get ready for the last week before classes start. This week's agenda seems pretty straight forward. I have a few meetings each day but t... Read more

Day 15 - Maintaining My Commitments

Monday, September 05, 2011      1 comments

Well, today I really blew my food intake. You probably knew it yesterday when I said that I didn't have a plan for football Sunday. Ooops. On the other hand, I did maintain my FastBreak Goals - exercise, food log, and journal. Tomorrow, I will s... Read more

Day 14 - Every Day Presents Another Challenge!

Saturday, September 03, 2011      2 comments

Well, we are two weeks in! It seems like the road has been fraught with dangers. Around every corner is a new opportunity to over-indulge! It has been a great two weeks, really. And, despite all of the opportunities I have managed to stay focuse... Read more

Lucky Old Day 13!

Saturday, September 03, 2011      0 comments

Wouldn't you know that on day 13, I would look a deep fried dill pickle in the eye for the very first time?? I totally caved. It was delicious!! I have friends in town for a couple of nights. We went out for supper tonight to a new locally ... Read more


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